III-nitrides show promise for telecom wavelengths

Hongxing Jiang, Jingyu Lin, Rongqing Hui, John Zavada

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It is conceivable that the future of III-nitrides for optical communications applications will be as bright as for blue/green and ultraviolet applications. These materials are excellent for photonic devices because of their large energy bandgaps, their highly efficient light emission, and their ability to be bandgap engineered through the use of alloying and heterojunctions. Recent advances had shown that nitrides are also promising materials for optical communications at 1.55 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationLaser Focus World
StatePublished - Nov 2003


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